Outrage over Taxi Firm That Sends a White Driver out on Jobs If the Customer Requests It

Keiligh Baker, Daily Mail, December 14, 2014

A taxi company has come under fire for supplying white drivers on request.

Privately-run 35 Taxis, based in Hull, claim they are simply responding to requests and are doing nothing wrong.

Hull City Council have agreed that the policy does not run contrary to the conditions of its licence–but a local councillor has slammed those people requesting white drivers, saying it sends out a ‘very sad message’.

Taxi firm owner Gary Wilkinson said: ‘You cannot stop customers making requests.

‘We will try to send a white, British driver, if we are asked, but we do tell our customers we can’t always guarantee it.’

Mr Wilkinson insisted his company was not discriminating and said he had 25 drivers of non-white, British origin who all did ‘a fantastic job’.

He added: ‘I am totally against racism of any kind. I am married to an Arabic woman and our children are mixed-race.

‘A customer may have had a bad experience with a coloured driver in the past.

‘Maybe they have felt a driver has ripped them off. Some people will then say, “I only want a white British driver”.

‘It’s racist, because these people are not ringing up the next day saying don’t send me a white driver if they happen to think a white driver has overcharged them.’

Wayne Harrison, owner of rival firm 50 Taxis, claimed up to one in five of all his customers also demand a white British driver–but he refuses to oblige them.

He said: ‘Customers will ring you up and say “Don’t send me a . . .” They’ll then use a racist word.

‘We don’t give them a choice. We will send a car. It’s up to them if they get in or not.’

He said he employs 50 drivers, including four or five who are not white British and added: ‘They are super workers.

‘They just want to earn a living.’

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against employees because of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.

However, there is no suggestion private-hire companies who respond to customers’ requests are breaking the law.

Councillor Rosie Nicola is the Hull City Council’s cabinet member for equality and community cohesion.

She said: ‘I find it really sad that people in Hull are ringing up our taxi companies making these kinds of demands.

‘It’s a really sad message to be sending out that people aren’t happy with someone based simply on the colour of their skin.

‘If someone doesn’t want to get into a taxi driven by someone with a different skin colour, make them wait in the cold.’

One local lawyer, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘This is a very thorny issue–a nest of vipers.

‘There may be discriminatory issues under the Equality Act 2010 committed by call operators if they were to offer a job only to a white British driver.’

In October it was revealed that a taxi company in a town tainted by a child sex-grooming gang scandal offers customers white drivers on demand.

Rochdale minicab firm Car 2000 offers the choice after two taxi drivers of Pakistani origin were jailed for their part in the sex trafficking and rape of young white girls in the town.

The firm, which bought out Eagle Taxis–a company at the centre of the grooming scandal, has revealed that many customers were asking for white or ‘local’ drivers.

It came out amid rising tensions in Rochdale following revelations of gang rapes, grooming and trafficking of white girls at the hands of mainly Asian gangs.

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  • dd121

    We see at least occasionally a glimmer of sanity.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Baby steps. The next is White parents requesting that their children marry / have children with other Whites.

      • Ultimate187

        Requesting is one thing, but as you can tell from some people who frequent Amren, a lot race realists and alleged white nationalists didn’t even marry other white people.

        • Guest

          Rodriguez?

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            And I bet you think Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson are real names too.

          • Scott Rosen

            Haha. And I’m Jewish.

          • Convert killer

            Your a fake Ashkenazi Jew?? I thought so. All white skinned jews are Fake Converts!!! Go ask your weak genes of a father.

          • Scott Rosen

            This idiot is stalking all of my posts. Lol

          • Convert killer

            Damn right!!!

        • John Smith

          I’ve met blond Spaniards, so that’s not necessarily indicative of anything. There are even blond Mexicans, if they are elites who have little or no indian in them.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            One place I like to use it is when writing editorials for local newspapers. I can write stuff as “Rodriguez” that liberal editors would never let a White guy say. And if readers don’t like my opinions, good luck trying to track me down under that name.

          • MrGJG

            Blond Spaniards? Are you insinuating Spaniards aren’t white? Don’t confuse the mass of border crashes with the great people from Spain.

          • John Smith

            Some are mixed with Moor, which may be Arab/Berber, though both of those groups have also mixed with blacks at times. Others are mixed Gypsy.

          • MrGJG

            That still doesn’t change the fact that pure Spaniards are white.

          • John Smith

            How would you tell for the others? Most Spaniards are dark-featured. At least the blond ones make it easy.

      • See The Future

        White parents demanding white teachers

  • Easyrhino

    Are native Brits still allowed to order Fish & Chips or does that send the wrong message too?

    • Robert Smith

      Sounds xenophobic.

      • me

        Rosie Nipola is a xenophilic–only likes intercourse with ‘exotic’ people.

    • Speedy Steve

      In England you need to be specific about the fish, you order sole and chips, or maybe plaice, huss, hake, cod, turbot, etc. Remember, Great Britain is an island on which no point is further than 75 miles from the sea. They know their fish.

    • MrGJG

      It’s insulting to cows and pigs.

  • JackKrak

    If only someone could extend this business strategy to malls, airports, schools, cinemas and every other place on the planet.

    • me

      It should be understood, by our totalitarian regime ‘governments, both here and in Great Britain, that we have a right of freedom of association. That means that we should be able to pick and choose who our friends are, who we employ, who we pay our money to, and who we wish to associate with in our lives. Segregation is our right!

  • MekongDelta69

    “Some customers want white, British cabbies only”

    I don’t see a problem here. Do you?

    • adplatt126

      On the contrary. I see freedom in action, not to mention hope.

  • Tarczan

    “In October it was revealed that a taxi company in a town tainted by a child sex-grooming gang scandal OFFERS customers white drivers on demand.

    Rochdale minicab firm Car 2000 offers the choice after two taxi drivers of Pakistani origin were jailed for their part in the sex trafficking and rape of young white girls in the town.”

    You mean those racist brits want to be able to discriminate against hardworking Pakistanis for this minor event?

    • Raymond Kidwell

      I consider getting raped to be a culturally enriching experience. We shouldn’t judge others cultures and if we are offended by their behavior that’s just our ignorance and racism showing. In their homelands child rape is perfectly normal behavior, part of their rich cultural heritage.

      And don’t give me that talk that “but we are in Britain”. Listen that is a really racist thing to say. Britain is to be the tolerant multicultural paradise that accepts anyone and if native Brits don’t like it they can get out because they aren’t welcome.

  • superlloyd

    In a majority white country why put up with some hostile, immigrant muslim that can barely speak English when you have the choice?

    • adplatt126

      Damn straight.

  • 1stworlder

    If only thousands of underage white girls didn’t have to get raped for this to happen.

    • Reynardine

      You’d think this fact would enrage the feminists… oh wait, they’re too busy tackling #Gamergate. You go girl, you fight those limp-wristed gamers who can’t fight back.

      • Sick of it

        Feminists despise innocence and virginity. Take that to its logical conclusion.

        • John Smith

          See the “equal pay” vid out there, with the young girls using foul language, produced by some feminazi group as proof.

  • Ron Cheaters

    “‘It’s a really sad message to be sending out that people aren’t happy with someone based simply on the colour of their skin.”

    This is how simple-minded people view those who are discerning. There’s much, much more to it than “skin colour.”

    • Lion’s Mane

      The accusing cry has long been ‘discrimination based on ‘skin colour.’ The reality has been discrimination based on character.

    • Sick of it

      Skin doesn’t rape, rob, or murder someone without being attached to something else. All crimes start in the heart and mind.

    • adplatt126

      Obviously.

  • DaveMed

    Boo hoo.

  • Lion’s Mane

    “He added: ‘I am totally against racism of any kind. I am married to an Arabic woman and our children are mixed-race.”

    This is on the horizon, folks. The best universal defense against accusations of ‘racism’ will soon undoubtedly be, ‘How can I be racist? I’m married to a non-White and we have mixed-race children!’

    • Robert Smith

      I have two defenses I routinely use. One is, “thanks for noticing.” The other is [email protected](# [email protected]#. We have to be clear that we are not playing pin the racist tag on the honkey anymore. I am not playing that game. Sorry.

      • adplatt126

        Agreed. Racism in all forms, to all degrees, and against all types is not infinitely evil, everywhere, always. If we continue to debate on the terms of the social Marxists and assume their values are correct, we’ll continue to lose the debates. Racism is not always evil (period!). Sometimes and to some degrees, it’s sensible, at other times tolerable, and sometimes, like with regard to immigration policy or opposition to forced academic integration, it’s the only sane policy.

    • Reynardine

      ‘How can I be racist? I’m destroying my race as fast as I can!’

    • John Smith

      I thought Arabs sorta loosely fell into the “white” category, at least relatively speaking. Someone like Assad would fit pretty well, while some are mixed with negro, like Sadat was.

      • Raymond Kidwell

        Arabs are caucasion. What is considered white depends on where you are at. At one time Irish were not considered to be of the “white race” which more or less meant Germanic. I think if an Arab was born and raised in white culture he might be considered more white. But culturally they are very different.

  • buster

    Even the dumbest dark skinned cabbie only wants white passengers. Best for white people to only patronize other whites. When in merry England, why put up with the smell of BO & garlic?

    • Speedy Steve

      It’s not the garlic that bothers me, it’s the turmeric and fenugreek.

      • John Smith

        Chinese in Singapore won’t rent to Indians because of how bad their cooking stench smells up their flats.

        • shmo123

          It’s true. I have a relative that once lived in a building that had an Indian living in one of the apartments, and the smell of curry permeated the entire building. It’s one thing to get a whiff of a good home cooked meal coming out from underneath an apartment door, but the curry smell never seemed to go away.

  • Lion’s Mane

    The more enforced diversity you have, the fewer free choices. People are naturally much happier when they are free to live among their own kind.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Well, if for any reason I find myself in Hull, I knowhow I’m getting around.

  • Douglas Quaid

    Makes sense to me, if not for any other reason than to ensure that you have a cabbie who can understand your preferred destination when you speak to him in English and take you there.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      That’s racist. When in Britain you should know how to speak at least three other languages so that you can accommodate the diversity. You do not need to know how to speak English though because the native are not diverse and need to be eliminated for the betterment of mankind.

      Do I need to write an article for the New York Times titled “Racist Customer Demands Cabbies Speak English And Company Accommodates Him By Sending English Speaker”

  • dave

    I don’t see a problem with that policy at all. In fact it should be nation wide.

  • MartelsGhost

    Sounds like a great policy in my humble opinion. I think the policy should apply to other industries. I might eat out more often if I could select the kitchen staff or enjoy more brick and mortar shopping choices if I could look a manager in the face and say, ” Please tell Daquan and Tamerisha that I don’t want their greasy hands touching my stuff. Let me have Timothy and Heather instead.”

    • Sick of it

      Customer service is so racist!

      • Speedy Steve

        Customer service am so racist! There, fixed it.

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          Customer service be so racist.

          In Ebonics there is only the infinitive:

          Whut dat be? Whut he say? Where she go? Look how he look.

          And would you believe: the spell checker capitalized Ebonics.

          • mobilebay

            Only people I know that afraid of plurals among other grammatical sins.

          • me

            Hahahaha! Obongola is behind this…..

          • Speedy Steve

            I believe the correct is “whut he said?” and “Where she at?”

          • PvtCharlieSlate

            “Where she at” works.

            “Whut he said” is past tense. Dem dere Zinjanthropus malus ignoramuses dont be doin dat.

  • Who Me?

    Yes, please, send a White cabbie. I’d like to actually get to the airport, not end up in a ditch somewhere along the way raped, robbed, and murdered by some greasy Paki, if you don’t mind.

    • John Smith

      Who can barely speak English….

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    “A very sad message.” Why? Because people have preferences?

  • exlib93

    Supply and demand be rayciss.

  • Yet when black demand teachers and doctors who “look like them,” they’re praised for it.

    • Robert Smith

      And police

  • TheCogitator

    Wayne Harrison, owner of rival firm 50 Taxis, claimed up to one in five of all his customers also demand a white British driver–but he refuses to oblige them.

    I wonder if a customer asked for a colored driver if he would honor the request? My guess it that he would.

    • John Smith

      Time to pick another cab company. I’d call them and then arrange a ride with a company that obliges me, just to waste their time.

  • Paleoconn

    When I’m about to wait in line at a store, I choose the line where the cashier is White. Unfortunately, sometime I end up behind a black customer which almost destroys the time saved by avoiding the black employee. I wish the black customers would go to the black cashier.

    • Speedy Steve

      So, you’ve noticed that too. Perhaps I need to post a video on YouTube showing how old White women can outstrip young negroid slags 3 to 1. Even African customers look for the White cashiers unless they expect a discount from the tawny ones.

      • Paleoconn

        Of course, they know where the competent service is at.

    • Earl Turner

      They won’t do that. They like getting ahead of whites in line and then holding us up.

      • Paleoconn

        Also, they know as we do that the White cashier is likely to be better.

  • Speedy Steve

    Hull is 40 miles from Rotherham. Any other questions?

  • Kenner

    Let’s not forget the Somali cabbies in Minneapolis who refused to pick up people at the airport who were carrying dogs or bottles of wine. Hate to make them feel all unclean when they go home to their goats.

    • throttler

      Those guys should be fired.

  • A Freespeechzone

    The customer is ALWAYS right!

    They can’t force the customer to ‘buy’ something they don’t WANT!

    • Spot-on; people are free to refuse to get into a taxi if they don’t like the look of the driver.

    • MrGJG

      Isn’t that what Obama’s doing with healthcare?

      • me

        Yes. And it’s completely unconstitutional.

  • bubo

    I bet the majority of the customers wanting white male cabbies are women of any color. Being alone in a cab with a male that might just have some “cultural idiosyncrasies” about how women are to be treated is a very legitimate concern.

  • Bill Moore

    Hello,

    I’m a Caucasian.

    I only use Caucasian doctors.

    I only use Caucasian dentists.

    I avoid restaurants that have non-Caucasian employees. If I enter a fast food outlet or a restaurant and I see Africans in the food prep area, I just do a u-turn and leave.

    Auto repair, buying tires, buying electronics, and so forth. I only frequent places staffed with Caucasians.

    Thank you,
    Bill Moore

    • saxonsun

      Very difficult when one lives in NYC.

      • me

        Why do you want to live in the wormy Apple?

    • me

      Me, too! Exercising my Bill of Rights!

    • exlib93

      Down here we use contract services to keep our condos fixed. The lights in my bathroom no longer worked, despite having 4 fluorescent bulbs. I replaced all four with new, called my contract people. They sent a surly black guy, who installed the wrong type of ballast. The lights still didn’t work. This man was arguing with me that I bought the wrong brand of bulbs, rather than try to fix the problem. I had to call an electrician, an old school white man, who told me the bulbs were just fine, the previous “tech” installed the wrong ballast. I made a complaint to Angie’s List, the manager contacted me, and I received most the money back I had paid to the electrician.
      Last month I needed a new fan for my air conditioner, and guess who they sent, despite my request never to dispatch the same “tech”. Well, they sent him again, and I literally slammed the door in his face.
      I have new contract people now.

    • Reynardine

      We need a Craigslist for white businesses.

      • Convert killer

        Go back to Europe and Craigslist from over there!!!

  • RationaliseThis

    There have been a number of incidents of Pakistani Muslims sexually molesting women and young girls being transported in the UK. The media and authorities of course engage in a rape unawareness program.

    Islam is a rape culture. Feminists take note.

    Sub Saharan Aficans probably aren’t so decent in such a role of trust either give their rather high crime rate.

    The sooner these scum are replaced by automatically guided vehicles the better.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    I would like this as well but in Orlando, where I last used taxis, the only option was a male Haitian.

    • LHathaway

      If this is an important issue or not, I do not know. But I do know in the US there are several cities where there are no white cab drivers. This somehow has not been an issue. Except cab companies there are also promoting diversity and promising to do even more for it. So, it’s not like these employers with no whites are resting on their laurels. There’s more still to be done.

  • edwin karninsky

    Semi-related pro-tip: when scheduling cable tv installation or some other type of service call, say you need a Spanish speaking worker.

    This way you will get a hard-working Hispanic, instead of a black who will perform shoddy work and case your house (and daughters, if possible) for a later robbery, burglary or rape.

  • ghettovalley

    This would be great. I’m sure that most white women would feel a lot safer being picked up by a white driver, especially late at night or perhaps after going out and having a few drinks. Everyone in a supposedly free country deserves the right of deciding who they will or will not associate with.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    Blacks should shop at black businesses and employ other blacks. Arabs should shop at Arab businesses and support Arab workers. White people if you even dare employ a white person you are racist and we will find a way to arrest you and throw you in prison for it. We just can’t word the law right so that all the non-whites can get away with it.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    Many years ago I didn’t have a car and would call up any random company in the phone book. A black guy would show up, drive around town picking up and dropping off his black friends then charge me $75 for the days affair, even though I only wanted to go right down the street. A white guy would come and charge me $10. I did have a couple good black cab drivers, always Americans. The foreign black ones are definitely the worse in ripping off whites. But I mean after repeatedly having these experiences and not wanting to get in a verbal argument everytime I want to buy a simple service, I personally will try to avoid cab drivers if they aren’t white.

    This is not because I “hate” non whites or have any racial loyalty here, it’s just reality that there is a high chance of a non-white over charging me. He over charges me because I’m white and wouldn’t do that to his own people. So it’s just a sort of survival thing. Like if I was in prison I would probably be in a white gang, not because I love hitler or something but because I don’t want to be shanked by some blacks or latinos. It’s just how the world is. But I don’t see these liberals addressing all the racist blacks who rip off white people.

    A lot of places you go if you are white, the non-whites see you as a cash cow. They beg you for change or over charge you. I have gone into ghetto restaurants to order a gyro and get over charged. It just gets to the point where I try to avoid those businesses for practical reasons rather than any racist reason. If the government would do a better job of cracking down on these criminal foreigners/minorities then I wouldn’t have to go out of my way to avoid them and maybe the few that are operating honestly would get better business. But I never see the racism police doing an article on dishonest arabs, blacks, asians, jews etc. they single handedly always paint a picture of the evil white racist and the poor minority victim. I wish this was the reality.

    But in the case of cab drivers these are some of the worst people to deal with in that there are some really slimy ones that cannot be trusted. I’ve never dealt with a bad cab driver that was white though. I’m sure they exist but I mean in my personal experience, every single time it was a black person or a sand black.

  • I really liked the part of the movie “Lucy” where she walks up to a pair of cabbies and asks “Do you speak English?” When the younger one answers “no English” she shoots him with an automatic and then asks the older one if he speaks English.

  • Reynardine

    It’s hard to really sum up (you have to read up on it), but essentially it’s feminists whoring/fighting with catty male wuss lefties over treatment of women game reviewers.

  • MBlanc46

    It’s not a very sad message. It’s a heartening message. It shows that there are still rational people in Britain. Alas, it wouldn’t work in Chicago, where I haven’t seen a white cabbie in years. They’re either named Muhammad or from Nigeria.